Super Secret Crisis War 3 is out this Wed! Cool stuff happens! Here’s a preview! http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=23210
Issue 6! Out in November
I did a guest tutorial for Wacom about turning yourself into a superhero, although I was secretly leaning more towards turning yourself into action figure box art. Thanks to Caleb Goellner for setting it up and giving my words a once over. Check it out! http://community.wacom.com/en/interests/art/how-to-turn-yourself-into-a-superhero/
Super Secret Crisis War! #2 is out tomorrow! They had these at SDCC this weekend, they turned out nice! Here’s a preview
SSCW 5 has a cover! Out in October!
(look for a minor change when it finally goes to print;)
Here’s where I’ve promised to be during SDCC! (This is for my benefit as well) I’ll sign whatever and draw all over your sketch covers! Also, there’s the convention exclusive cover to Super Secret Crisis War 1 to be on the lookout for!
2-3pm IDW booth #2643- Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War SIGNING w Louise Simonson, Jim Zub and Van Partible! (I arrive like an hour before this, so it’s very possible I won’t make this one)
10-11am IDW booth #2643- Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War SIGNING w Louise Simonson, Jim Zub and Van Partible
10am: IDW Kids comics Panel Room: 4—Who’s got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!
12-1pm CARTOON ART MUSEUM booth #1930: Charity sketching with the great JEN VAUGHN. $10 per sketch WHATEVER YOU WANT, all goes toward SF’s amazing Cartoon Art Museum!
3-4pm IDW booth #2643- Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War SIGNING w Louise Simonson
Yay! Can’t wait! See you there!
A sketch of Abe Sapien done with an ACTUAL PEN on paper while waiting for some big files to do their thing.
THE JOE SHUSTER CENTENNIAL: A TRIBUTE TO SUPERMAN’S CO-CREATOR ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY
One-hundred years ago this week, a boy was born in Toronto who, despite his humble origins, would help define the nature of American popular entertainment forever.
Joe Shuster’s parents were Jewish immigrants who came over to Canada from Rotterdam and the Ukraine in 1912, and started a family. Times were tough, and the family moved regularly, struggling to make ends meet. Joe was the oldest of three Shuster children, and demonstrated artistic inclinations at an early age, drawing whenever he could find the time (and materials). The Shusters moved to the United States in 1924 and settled on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, where Joe was enrolled in Glenville High School. It was there that he met classmate Jerome Siegel.
Siegel was already an experienced writer, and the boys bonded over mutual passions: movies, comic strips, and science fiction. It was inevitable that they would collaborate, and after a few false starts (including a pulp-style short story that Siegel titled “Reign Of The Superman”), the pair began to develop and shop around a concept for a newspaper strip of their own: a story of a wildly-attired strongman who would do battle with all manner of hoodlums and evil-doers. The idea took a few years to sell, but once their initial run of strips was configured for the then-new “comic book” format and appeared in the 1939 debut issue of Action Comics, their character Superman became an international sensation that endures to this day, 75 years later.
While Shuster’s relationship — and that of his family — to Superman publishers DC Comics was and continues to be far from harmonious, what’s never been in dispute is the master cartoonist’s influence on multiple generations of creative artists. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s birth, some of those men and women have paid homage to and shared their impressions of Shuster’s work, his legacy, and his signature character.
The future is coming.